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Radiation Oncology Residency Mission Statement

Our mission is to broaden the medical and personal skills of our trainees to enable them to effectively practice medicine in radiation oncology. Our faculty offers a mentor-apprentice educational model in the radiation oncology clinic within The James Cancer Hospital. We provide 3 preparatory courses: Clinical Radiation Oncology, Radiation Physics, and Radiation Biology. The educational component of training is additionally supplemented with weekly chart rounds, cancer center grand rounds, as well as monthly journal club, resident-led case conferences, and morbidity and mortality conferences. The cancer center holds over 14 disease-specific tumor boards and multidisciplinary conferences. Our residents participate in annual mock oral boards and exam reviews to hone their information presentation skills.

OSU Radiation Oncology provides a complete spectrum of radiation therapy modalities, so that all technical skills can be learned in an optimal setting. This includes; gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery, ample gynecologic and genitourinary brachytherapy, a varied and robust pediatric experience, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Our newly constructed, 1.1 billion dollar cancer hospital, provides an ideal environment to acquire and hone your skills. The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center where medical and surgical oncologists are in close proximity to radiation oncology colleagues, which provides the ideal environment for clinical, education, and research interactions. We emphasize the need for radiation oncologists to function as partner in a multidisciplinary cancer medicine team.